Desperately Seeking Preceptor in Oregon or Washington for PMHNP

by Roggae Roggae Member

Hello all,

I am in a PMHNP program at Gonzaga University and I find myself in a bind. I had a preceptor who graciously agreed to precept me but had to pull out at the last minute due to the organization she works suspending preceptorships for the term. I am licensed in both Oregon and Washington, and I am seeking a preceptor for at least 60 clinical hours or up to 120 clinical hours this semester. I live in the Portland area. 

I am going into my third year as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student at Gonzaga University. 

I have been practicing as a nurse for eight years, mostly in Medical-Surgical inpatient departments throughout Oregon and New Mexico. At this time, I have completed applicable courses including advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, advanced psychopharmacology, and advanced nursing assessment. I have a very flexible schedule. I am a motivated and engaged learner and hope to meaningfully contribute to the professional environment.

Here are the details of what is needed for the clinical.

·        This is an introductory course to advanced psychiatric mental health nursing

·        All patient population ages are applicable

·        Emphasis is placed on practicing interviewing and assessment skills

·        Emphasis is placed on building therapeutic relationships, assessing, and diagnosing major psychiatric disorders, mental health promotion/prevention strategies, and formulating differential diagnoses

·        Less emphasis is placed on developing a treatment plan, as this will be further developed in future courses

·        This course can be completed in either inpatient or outpatient environments

·        Patient encounters can be in-person, via telepsychiatry, or a combination of the two

·        Clinical hours will be accrued between January 24 – April 24

·        I am seeking between 60-120 clinical hours

I will likely have to withdraw for the semester if I cannot find a preceptor soon :( . If anyone is willing or knows of any leads, please send them my way!

Thank you!


Desorene Miller-Pigott

Desorene Miller-Pigott

Specializes in Psychiatric BSN nurse. Has 21 years experience. 1 Post

Hi Roggae 

I sincerely hope and pray you will find a preceptor soon because I truly understand how you feel.